Paul Kirschbaum, M.D., F.A.C.C., B.S.’75
The Heart of the Matter
By Jim Sciancalepore, M.A.’93
“Medicine is a great career … it can be the most rewarding experience,” explained Paul Kirschbaum. “I truly mean it when I say, ‘I love what I do.’ ”
Kirschbaum is a cardiologist at the Atlanta Heart Group, offering a full range of cardiology services in the greater Atlanta area. His work blends office visits and patient consultations with high-tech hospital procedures, such as cardiac catheterization and angioplasty – a mix that he terms “the best of all worlds.”
Even going back to his days in pre-med at UAlbany, Kirschbaum always knew he wanted to be in the medical field. “I liked science, and I liked taking care of people,” he said.
Kirschbaum regards his UAlbany experience as a “good, balanced education,” and, nearly 40 years later, maintains several close friendships formed at the University.